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to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of prayer and remembrance, calling on americans also to set aside time to volunteer. amy. >> and now here's carl
by the investigation that has been going on this afternoon. they are telling us what they are doing to restore service. >> a lot will depend on our ability to get into the site of the accident and see if we can do all the necessary work there. >> what would that be? >> completeness necessary completely ntsb allowing us to get there. we don't know why our gas plane ruptured. >> and ntsb will figure that out? >> absolutely. they have a sent bented -- assembled a terrific team and they will get to the root cause >> reporter: they could not answer a whole lot of other questions because at this point it is not their domain. they are limited in what pg e.e.can say to the public. they say they know who those people are but for some reason, your utilities are not on and you feel they don't know about it, you are advised to give them a call. >>> four people were filled, a mother and her teenage daughter along with a 20-year-old female and another as yet identified victim. police kept people out most of the day a small crew was allowed to shoot this video and it shows how destructiontive the flames -- destructi
and they hope to be able to identify these people sometime later this evening. they are going to have to use dental records. 52 people are injured, among the man we have been talking about greg. he has an amazing story to tell because he lives at 100 glenview drive right where the explosion took place. wait until you hear what he has endured for the last 24 hours. >>> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came --wood floors went like --exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, my backyard -- flames were shooting across my backyard. i opened the door and black smoke came in and i sucked it in and i went oh, man, i'm in trouble here. >> reporter: unimaginable trouble. chopper 5 took these pictures of greg's neighborhood as it was burning. >> as i opened the front door, it exploded in my face. and i fell back and like asphalt from the ground was shooting into the house. so i slammed the door shut. >> reporter: his first thought was for his neighb
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
like it. we used everything we had. at one point, we just tried to contain the flames, tried to just keep it in a plume, and that was our objective, and obviously it was so powerful, it blew right through our stream. >> the explosion severed a water line, delaying rescue efforts. firefighters were forced to improvise, running hoses from a nearby neighborhood, knocking down fences along the way. >>> dozens of homes were destroyed in the blast. and this morning, the wait is over for some of those families left wondering if their home is still standing. kit doe was there as neighbors learned the fate of their homes. >> reporter: here at the main red cross shelter in san bruno, they came looking for news, good or bad. >> the list that's being distributed to you identifies a total of approximately 38 properties that have been visually evaluated as a total loss. >> reporter: the city of san bruno gather add group of homeowners to handout all at once, a list of addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. >> your house has no evidence of damage. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> reporter: for s
will monitor this, and as you can see hopefully, somebody from the american red cross will give us the list of what they're doing today is far is that agency is concerned. >> will tran, there were try to go to those hotspots that if there were any more victims or bodies. today, the you know, this morning if they can finally found any more bodies, victims? >> well, that depends on some of the homes, some homes are still very hot. three of them are still there is hot, too hot to go through with cadaver dogs. and i can tell you that with about 20 minutes ago i saw an entire convoy of fire trucks go up san bruno ave. for some reason, if they're making great progress to make sure that that place is cool enough for the dog to go through in some of the plays out. and yes, there will be able to do that but i still understand that still homes have not been completely searched. so far, only four fatalities but there could still be more. >> thank you, cured, and also, he is reporting live and the latest video have of the damage that you can see dozens of homes, jimmy's only where the homes jimmygeand
whenever reporters on the scene he told us moments ago that they were waiting for some of the officials to ride to that location of the command center. we will bring you that news conference when it does begin at 6:00. right now the chicken with kron 4 christine conley was in the fires on area. >> were rate above plymouth and clement st.. are going to pan over here so you can get a good idea of what looks like in this neighborhood. you can see just cars sitting there on the street, no one walking around on the street to. this is a few blocks away from the fire zone but still this neighborhood has been evacuated and once allowed been carried i do see a police officer walking down the street. acacia they brought a couple residence in for a short second to get medication for going to pan and ensure you from our vantage 0.1 of the homes that was destroyed in this place. i can barely make out the foundation and that will trade it's tapered rounded and all day long as the fire truck stations nearby. we don't see any smoke no smell of smoke from this area were still several blocks away. he def
for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials tell us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed th
. we begin with joe vazquez who gives us an up close look at the wreckage. >> reporter: right now we're at sneath and skyline fully a mile from the impact scene, but as you can see, this road is blocked off by chp and, in fact, police officers from different jurisdictions are blocking an entire swath of neighborhoods not even close to the scene telling frustrated neighbors they can't go in because it's a crime scene. there's no tape, but an officer told us there's an imaginary line here we are not allowed to cross. earlier today when reporters wanted to get close, they were told you could only do so with a government minder. they call that a pull situation. we hiked about a mile in through rough terrain to bring you these pictures. sconed earth, a close-up look at the -- scorched earth, a close-up look at the center of the san bruno blast shows the consequences of the gas main rupture. the explosion obliterated homes in the middle of the crestmoor canyon neighborhood. the closest homes were leveled. all that's left in some are chimneys. we found large chunks of asphalt that had been
trump. he joins us. first, i admire what are doing. why did you think you might have impact and tell us how you got involved? >> first i thought this was about a mosque and religion and i can understand that. like you i believe of freedom -- in freedom of religion. then i read they were bragging about what a great deal they made. which i disagree they bought it for 4.8 million. turning down 18 and 20 million dollars, i don't believe that because i know the people who sold it and they are smart real estate people they don't sell something and less than a year later have somebody kwraud drew pull their money. so they were bragging. i said maybe this isn't about a mosque, maybe it is about real estate and making money. the guy low level real estate guy, supposedly doesn't have money if any, i read they are bragging about the fact they made this great deal and they would sell it for 18 or 20 million dollars. now, i called, i didn't believe the 18 or 20 i sent a letter and i said i'll give you the 4.8 million dollars back, 25% return on your money, pay expenses and lots of other things. gues
. and tom baker, consumer editor for ktvu channel 2 news. we'll begin with you, tom. tell us what you can about the explosion that shook all of us yesterday. >> it is a remarkable failure because it really shouldn't happen, given all of the protocols in place and all the things that happened to have such a fail-year you wonder. with such a catastrophic failure somebody punched a hole in one of these mains and caused a spark but that doesn't appear to be the case here. something failed in such a catastrophic way that the valves are maybe a mile, two miles apart so now all of this highly compressed gas which is under several hundred pounds of pressure per square inch is venting to the atmosphere. it catches on fire. it becomes a blow torch. it has to work out and while that was happening it was burning up that particular neighborhood. generally speaking, we don't know really what happened. we know there was a significant failure and generally speaking has been my experience in covering all kinds of disasters it's a chain of events rather than a single event but there is plenty going on that
to crash into the u.s. capitol or the white house, even. >> and the president is at the pentagon, where he just paid his respects to the 184 people who were killed in the attack there. and touched on the controversy surrounding the conversery this year. >> they may seek to spark conflict between different faiths. but as americans, we are not and never will be, at war with islam. it was not a religion that attacked us that september day. it was al qaeda. >> part of the reason, of course, this anniversary has become so politicized is pastor terry jones, who had planned to burn korans today. but then, he called it off. he arrived here in new york city late last night, hoping to meet with the imam behind that planned cultural center near ground zero. >>> meanwhile, in afghanistan, there's angry street protests over the proposed koran burning. even though it didn't happen. our martha raddatz is in afghanistan. we'll go live to her in a minute. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protest over the proposed mosque. today is no exception. but there will also be memorials
department to come back and tell us any news that they may have found and we got a call, a knock on the door from the coroner and the coroner was standing two police officers and at that moment i just knew it wasn't good. we had her that -- had indicated he saw jessica die and that there was nothing he could do to save her. i went to the hospital and hoped that maybe he could give me something to hope for. we were told by neighbors that they saw jessica run out after him. he had ran back in and then saw her run after him. then we could never confirm she was still alive so that little hope was there for us and the knock on the door this afternoon just confirmed what our greatest fear was. >> family members say the boyfriend was in the hospital with burns to 50% of his body. >>> and we talked to another man who barely escaped the explosion. >> all the sudden i was just walking and my floor completely came -- wood floors just exploded up. threw me against the wall, after that i got up, went to the back door and i looked out and saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, the backyard, flames s
nguyen joins us to show up the first hundred-close ground video. to see it is just stunning. >> reporter: absolutely, jessica. jodi and the photographer were on the first crew on the ground. they had about 30 minutes to survey the scene firsthand. as jodi said, it's unlike she's ever seen in 20 years of reporting. >> as we walked down that street, it changed from a normal neighborhood to a nuclear zone. >> reporter: reporter jodi hernandez giving her account of what it looks like in this san bruno neighborhood 24 hours after the explosion that killed four people and injured 52 others. >> huge chunk of pipe. it was about 25 feet long. and 30 inches wide. it blew out of the ground and blasted at least 75 feet, landing right in the middle of the street. this huge piece of pipe. imagine the force that it took. and the people who lived right there, that crater is in their front yard. >> you're a reporter. in the other sense, you're a mother of two and you're a family and imagining what they all do, sit down for dinner. >> absolutely. i heard a story of a mom and a child that were killed in t
was so powerful, the usgs tonight tells us it registered as if it were a magnitude 1.3 earthquake at 6:11 last night. now, there are a number of stories, of course, coming out of this neighborhood today. some of them tragic, some of them absolutely amazing. ann notarangelo has the story of one man, it's just unbelievable. >> reporter: a lot of amazing stories as you know. four people confirmed killed in this explosion at least for now. the coroner's office says, though, they are waiting for the dental records to make positive identifications on those victims. 52 people injured in thi so far, four of those firefighters. 15 people were taken to local hospital by ambulance, the rest got there on their own. one man that allen was referring to is greg who lived at 100 glenview drive and has lived to tell an unbelievable story starting with when heard the explosion. >> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came -- wood floors went like -- exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw m
if they're going come back to get us so week go in. >> you don't know if the house is stand something. >> i don't. >> she was told her house had minor damage and the humane society rescued her dog. the cats were missing. only those whose homes were a distance away from ground zero were allowed to gather personal belongings, then leave. >> there is clothing items we left yesterday just not knowing about and so we just left. >> brian park managed to see his home, but was shut out by law enforcement. >> i was still -- my house is still standing. there is damage to it. the heat was tremendous. >> and i can tell you the national transportation safety board will look into reports that people smelled gas and they say, before that explosion. >> and people are hoping to get answers from the third and last lieutenant governor is speaking right now. >> next, we'll have our secretary. >> thank you. >> good evening, thank you for your patience. i want to give you n update on where we are in terms of the damaged and destroyed homes. we've completed inspections with building inspectors out there. an
stood together and all of us here has watched it and seen it first hand. i want to first say that if anyone who is listening, if they want to help the victims of san bruno, please go to californiavolunteer.org. it is a website that is there to help. california is cutting red tape for victims and their families by the executive order that i signed earlier today. i want everybody to know that about two hours ago, president barack obama called me. he is concerned. he is watching from afar. he sends his prayers to the victims and he says thank you so much for the first responders. he's with us all the way. i think what's important for me also to add just in closing, is that we need answers. we need answers to the incident. the community of san bruno needs answers. the people of california need answers. we need to know why this happened, and we need to know how this happened. and we need to make sure that this never happens again. i'll repeat myself. i was just down there. it is still devastation and it must be fixed. we will continue to monitor this evening as the evening goes. w
: maxine had to run out of her oh, us with only her purse. >> heat was so intense. i mean then the noise. it was just you know it was just helpless. the. >>reporter: help is coming now. piles and piles of donations. so much they are turning it away. but baby bottles and cash are still needed. these south san francisco contractors brought a check for 1,000 dollars. and safeway is giving 25,000. >> we feel very strongly that this is our community. these are our friends. our naichbilitys our customers. we want to give back. >>reporter: but money can not buy what the she needs to find her 80-year-old grandmother whose house was right next to the explosion. house is gone. she's looked everywhere for her grandma. >> bay hill. recreation center, checked red cross on line. the hospital. called them all. >>reporter: talked to the fire department at all. >> i talked to 5 different police officers. >>reporter: 2 aunt and uncle were also in the house severely burned when they tried to leave. answer now in induced coma in jeopardy of losinging their extreme. >> uncle is conscience but
still trapped inside? and the search crews are using cadaver dogs to answer the question. these foundations that have burned have to cool off before the animals can be used in the search. but the good news is, jessica, no one around here has been reported missing. so, perhaps, there's some reason for optimism tonight. we want to give you some perspective of the disaster area. we're going to put up a little split screen here and there you have on the left side open your screen, that is a google level view of the crestmoore neighborhood before the explosion. look on the right side. isn't that extraordinary? that's a chopper image taken a couple of hours ago and it happened last night in a matter of seconds. people still incredulous around hey, as the describe the shaking that they felt. not once, but twice, according to many witnesses. and all of them thought they were in the midst of a very powerful earth wake. but as we know now, it was an enormous fire. >> now now that that shock of having the earth rumble beneath you has warn off the question that homeowners keep asking
to determine what happened. the purpose of us being here and the reason why were gathering this information is not to understand what happened and why it happened and ultimately we will end up with recommendations to try and prevent this thing same thing from happening in the future. we will not determine probable cause while we're on scene and we will not speculate about what may have caused the accident. we're also not here to determine if plant liability. we're here specifically to determine cause and we will do that and a report will come out in 14 to 16 to 18 months depends on where we discovered across investigation carried in the course of the investigation if we find safety concerns that need immediate attention we will put out of the recommendations are other than waiting for the completion of the investigation carried or very interested in what witnesses may have reports of any one who is a witness to this was not yet been interviewed we would appreciate if you get in touch with the local authorities to tell them the information and it will give it to us. were just beginning inves
ran for their lives. >> the house next to us was a blaze. it looked like a volcano erupted next to our house. and it was a huge plume of fire and smoke. and the yards were so hot. our front yard was on fire. our backyard was on fire. >> their house and their cat are gone. >> we just have each other. we are happy for that. we lost our cat, but it was either the cat or the kids. we had to choose. >> after the pasta feed tonight, the guererros came to the veterans' memorial rec center in san bruno to talk to pg&e representatives who gave them $1,000 and a voucher for a rental car. and there are semple -- several services for victims if they need it. there are clotheses or any items you need and baby bottles. that is the message tonight. they are overflowing with donations. they need victimses to come here and receive the help that so many want to give. live in san bruno, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> people are so generous in a time of crisis. >>> pg&e made a $1 million contribution to assist the kinds of charity groups that are helping out in san bruno. wells fargo gave $50,000 to the re
're giving us latest they have trying to get crucial information out to victims. we're going to listen in for just a moment. this is christopher hart from ntsb. >> i will now take a few questions. >> okay. christopher hart has been asking for witnesses to come forward for the explosion. >> question is what was my assessment? it was amazing direction the charge trees and area that was completely flattened. melted charred cars and house that's disappeared and it was an amazing scene of destruction. >> were you wanting to talk to residents saying to many of the reporters here that they had smelled gas fumes in the past weeks? is that of interest to you? >> the question is will we be wanting to talk to residents reporting they smelled gas fumes? we'll want to talk to anyone who has information that is potentially per nent to this event. >> that is christopher harts of the national transportation safety board taking questions from the media. one of the things he wanted to know is asking for the public to come forward is there is nflgs f information there. have been reports of a smell of gas
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